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Author Bannet, Eve Tavor, 1947-
Title Transatlantic stories and the history of reading, 1720-1810 : migrant fictions / Eve Tavor Bannet.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Author Bannet, Eve Tavor, 1947-
Subject English literature -- Appreciation -- United States.
American literature -- Appreciation -- Great Britain.
Atlantic Ocean Region -- In literature.
Comparative literature -- English and American.
Comparative literature -- American and English.
Books and reading -- History -- 18th century.
Liberty in literature.
Publishers and publishing -- History -- 18th century.
Adventure stories, English -- History and criticism.
Atlantic Ocean Region -- Description and travel -- History.
Description 1 online resource (x, 293 pages) : map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-289) and index.
Contents 1. Strange adventures -- 2. Captivity and antislavery -- 3. The parallel Atlantic economy -- 4. Fortune's footballs -- 5. The bonds of servitude -- 6. Bond and free: contemporary readings of Gronniosaw's Life -- 7. Samson Occom's itinerancies -- 8. Robert Bell's theaters of war: the war on politeness -- 9. Robert Bell's theaters of war: the war upon war.
Summary "Eve Tavor Bannet explores some of the remarkable stories about the Atlantic world that shaped Britons' and Americans' perceptions of that world. These stories about women, servants, the poor and the dispossessed were frequently rewritten or reframed by editors and printers in America and Britain for changing audiences, times and circumstances. Bannet shows how they were read by examining what contemporaries said about them and did with them; in doing so, she reveals the creatively dynamic and unstable character of transatlantic print culture. Stories include the 'other' Robinson Crusoe and works by Penelope Aubin, Rowlandson, Chetwood, Tyler, Kimber, Richardson, Gronniosaw, Equiano, Cugoano Marrant, Samson Occom, Mackenzie and Pratt"--Provided by publisher
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139078795 (electronic bk.)
1139078798 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613112835
OCLC # 728143286
Additional Format Print version: Bannet, Eve Tavor, 1947- Transatlantic stories and the history of reading, 1720-1810. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9781107007468 (DLC) 2011002468 (OCoLC)698331465

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